The Mortgage Files

Nationally syndicated mortgage news and advice from Senior Loan Officer Scott Sheldon.

Tax Forms and Tax Losses

Tax return losses may hurt your mortgage chances

By Scott Sheldon / May 23, 2017

Qualifying for a mortgage involves: an acceptable credit score, sufficient assets and stable income. These are to show you can support a mortgage payment, plus other liabilities. You must have a balance of all three to successfully qualify for financing. The following is what you must know when trying to qualify with “paper losses” on…

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Want to Refinance? Try An FHA Short Pay Refi

By Scott Sheldon / May 26, 2011

If you have tried to refinance, but couldn’t because of income, or insufficient home equity, consider the FHA Short Pay Refinance Program. The FHA Short Pay Refinance Program is backed by HUD, just like a traditional FHA Loan, and offers current homeowners an opportunity to refinance into a fixed rate mortgage for payment relief. Traditionally,…

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